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Estefania from Guatemala raised $535 to combat malnutrition.

Estefania
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
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Estefania's treatment was fully funded on March 2, 2015.

Photo of Estefania post-operation

May 15, 2015

Estefania received care to combat malnutrition.

“This has been a tough case, and we haven’t seen improvements as quickly as we would have liked, but I think that Estefania is finally on the right path,” her doctor at Wuqu’ Kawoq tells us. “Her intestinal infections have been cured. She was really resistant, as some children are, to eating higher quality foods, but her diet is slowly coming around with persistent education, food support, and moral support to mom. In the last few weeks, mom is noticing a difference finally. Weight and appetite and energy are all up, and Estefania seems more receptive to a wider range of foods. We’ll continue to support to make sure that improvements continue and that she goes on to grow well.”

Estefania’s mother thanks Wuqu’ Kawoq for “helping out even though it hasn’t been easy. I am seeing a big difference now and I’m happy.”

"This has been a tough case, and we haven't seen improvements as quickly as we would have liked, but I think that Estefania is finally on th...

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February 10, 2015

“When she is feeling well she is so happy, and I want to see her back to that again,” says Estefania’s mother. Say hello to Estefania, a one-year-old baby girl from Guatemala.

Staff at our medical partner Wuqu’ Kawoq tell us, “Estefania is a lovely little baby girl who is not growing well. She has recently had a bad intestinal infection which led to a lot of weight loss.” She has been diagnosed with malnutrition and is in need of adequate nourishment in order to regain weight and to begin to grow and develop healthily.

Her family makes enough money to get by, but medical care and high quality foods are too expensive. Wuqu’ Kawoq reports, “They’ve recently met a few other children in town who’ve been helped by Watsi, and they’ve come to us looking for help. They are hoping that we can prevent future severe infections and help Estefania start to eat better and grow again.”

For only $535, Estefania will be able to receive treatment for her acute malnutrition, allowing her to regain her appetite and develop normally.

"When she is feeling well she is so happy, and I want to see her back to that again," says Estefania’s mother. Say hello to Estefania, a one...

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Estefania's Timeline

  • February 10, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Estefania was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • February 23, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Estefania received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Estefania's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 2, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Estefania's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Estefania. Read the update.

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Funded by 22 donors

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